Close doesn't come close to being a good Netflix Original
Close was released on Netflix on January 18th and is another example of why some people are saying that they might cancel Netflix, especially after the rate increase. Netflix doesn't have the best track record with movies, at least not as good as their original series, and Close doesn't help there case.
The Netflix Original stars Noomi Rapace (What Happened To Monday, Prometheus) as Sam, a Close Protection Officer for a young heiress named Zoe who is just about to take over her late father's company and fortune. Of course, an attempt is made to kidnap Zoe and Sam displays her skills as she tries to fend them off.
There is not much of a backstory on Sam, which sometimes is ok, but in this case, I think it would've helped in getting behind her character a little bit more. We are thrown a little bit about her story when it's revealed she has a child but it feels forced and nothing more comes of it other than they are estranged. Sam's action scenes are the best part of the movie but they don't save it.
The plot of Close is kinda tough to figure out. It seems like the writers confused themselves on which way they wanted to go with the story and it's never one hundred percent clear, at least to me, who exactly wanted Zoe dead. This is where the movie fails big. The most interesting aspect of Close is that Sam Carlson is loosely based on one of the world's leading female bodyguards, Jacquie Davis. It's too bad we couldn't get more of a sense of who she is.
Noomi Rapace has appeared in several Netflix films including the Will Smith action flick Bright. Close is one to forget but if you are a fan of Rapace then I recommend watching What Happened to Monday.
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